Event

Pātaka Exhibitions Opening & Symposium

10am - 4pm Saturday 31 July 2021, Pātaka Art + Museum

Pātaka Art + Museum presents an exhibition and symposium on the Art of Kōwhaiwhai and Māori Curatorial Practice

Toi Koru: Sandy Adsett

An exhibition of over 60 paintings tracing 60 years of the highly influential art practice of Dr. Sandy Adsett MNZM


Also opening

Ahi Toi

An exhibition featuring Toihoukura and Toimairangi Schools of Māori art alumni

Wero

A solo exhibition by Wellington-based painter and tā moko artist Victor Te Paa


The exhibitions will be accompanied by a Day Symposium on the Art of Kōwhaiwhai and Māori Curatorial Practice. Free entry

To register email: Mark.hutchins-pond@poriruacity.govt.nz

PROGRAMME

10am: Blessing: Taku Parai, Ngāti Toa Rangatira kaumatua

10.20am: Welcoming address: Arapata Hakiwai, Kaihautū | Māori Co-leader, Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, with June Grant, artist and friend

11am: Toi Koru: Sandy Adsett artist talk in conversation with Reuben Friend

12pm: Live Tā Moko demonstration by artist Victor Te Paa

1.30pm: Kōwhaiwhai in contemporary art panel discussion

Robert Jahnke ONZM (facilitator), Kura Te Waru Rewiri and Ngataiharuru Taepa

3pm: Māori curatorial frameworks panel discussion

Nigel Borell (facilitator), Dr. David Butts and Sandy Adsett discuss the first iwi-led exhibition Ngā Tukemata: Ngā Taonga o Ngāti Kahungunu, 1986.

3:30pm: Māori curatorial practice today and tomorrow

Nigel Borell (facilitator), Megan Tamati-Quennell and Tim Walker discuss curatorial frameworks for contemporary Māori art, beginning with Kohia ko Taikaka Anake at the National Art Gallery of New Zealand in 1990.

4pm: Refreshments